Friday, March 11, 2011

Grand Interiors: Spectacular Staircases..

The Fish-Eye staircase at the Museum of Contemporary Art [MCA]..
Address: 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Architect: Josef Paul Kleihues ..
This fish-eye / almond shaped staircase begins with a goldfish pond..
Time to head back to the Museum of Contemporary Art, not been there in a long time..

The Oriel Staircase at the Rookery..
Address: 209 South LaSalle Street
Architects: John Wellborn Root..
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Also at the Rookery..

Staircase in the Fine Arts Bldg..
Architect: Solon S. Beman..
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Chicago Cultural Center..
Architects: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge
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Chicago Cultural Center - Randolph Street entrance..
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"The Untouchables" Staircase, at the Union Station..
In the famous movie "The Untouchables", directed by Brian De Palma, the staircase sequence of baby carriage caught in a shootout between Elliott Ness' men and Al Capone's gang was shot here..
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The Grand Staircase at the Art Institute of Chicago...
Architect: Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge..
The Art Institute of Chicago, has many beautiful staircases, which I will bring out some time later..

To Continue...


Amy Frankie Smith said...

Love this series! I'm coming from UK to Chicago later in the year to explore the world of terracotta, can't wait!
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I Writien Books said...

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